The TLC Student
TLC is designed for capable young people who are frustrated by not being able to do their best. We pay attention to each person’s learning style and ability, no matter what the academic, social, or emotional issue. Our students may have attention deficit, depression, mood or behavior disorders, hyperactivity, or anxiety. Such problems along with Asperger or Tourette’s Syndromes are not the result of poor parenting. Most people do not outgrow their symptoms. Fortunately, education, medicine, and therapy can decrease symptoms. Our programs are tailored to improve academic and personal success. Our students learn how to plan a course of study and review goals every day.
In the TLC academic program students and their families participate over the course of 12 months. Students are actively involved in art, music and drama. The program offers young apprentice experiences in our local community from age 14 and older. Competitive employment and opportunities for part-time employment are goals of students in our Continuing Education Program. All programs are personalized and self-paced.
Our curriculum is designed to meet each student’s needs. We use a pragmatic language approach, and most of our students improve both their academic and social skills. We offer small classes for four to six students.
We believe that small classes are best for our students who need highly individualized programs and a consistent and nurturing structure.
Working at one’s own pace helps each student master skills and learn to succeed. Students do much of their academic work with computers, have tutors when needed, prepare for college entrance, and can learn pre-vocational and vocational skills.
We have a high rate of success; over eighty percent of our students complete our program, graduate, and enter a variety of post-secondary programs including college placement.
The Learning Clinic Country Day School offers research-based therapeutic education to improve mood, attention, and learning. Our goal is to increase each student’s knowledge and self-confidence in academic and interpersonal pursuits. Our curriculum is designed for students with gifted and talented (130-140 IQ) through low average (85-90 IQ) abilities in grades K – 12.